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Nov 20, 2012 7:30pm PST
over ten institutions in the city of san francisco including the air film festival the arab culture and committee center but also with the tamp pais public library to have two events showcasing the rich arab america culture that exists here in the city of san francisco and i want to thank you all for coming and i want to introduce joaquin for resident who ska great member of our community and has helped organize this event. (applause). . thank you very much and good evening everyone on behalf of mayorly who will be joining us in a few moments i want to say thanks to all of you for being here tonight it's always a pleasure for you go to welcome the community into city hall - because you remind us our purpose in government so to serve and you you certainly bring life and culture and community into our very state halls and bring life to us, so thank you again. i want to thank the nominating committee and the planning committee for their excellent work in ensuring that those very important community members who do so much to ensure that our communities remain strong and vibrant, those w
Nov 30, 2012 1:00pm PST
you can please u.s.a. plast she is the social director at the arab culture and community center and she helps hundreds of families in trans by providing social work service and is i know how important that work is and how difficult that work is and i can't thank you enough to ensure that all of our communities are cared for and ensure that all of our competency ask ins san francisco serve the arab and arab community know what to do when people walk through their doors so thank you so much vera. (applause). . >> thank you so much for your support san francisco we really appreciated it the arab community really appreciates it and tomorrow is a huge day for the community it's the beginning of the big holiday, so happy new year, (arab) thank you. you. >>> thank you vera. >> (applause). vera i do say with ask you to stay with us up here for a moment. hard work is never done alone and the best work is done in collaboration among very very strong key members in any organization. and so it's with great pride we are able to recognize someone who has been serving the community for song here i
Nov 11, 2012 7:30pm PST
who i would like to make a invite to make a few remarks in honor or of arab heritage month here in san francisco. >> thank you, thank you joaquin, thank you, welcome to our orange city hall. i want to welcome everybody here this fourthth animal america arab month of separation and it's my pleasure to join us here and many of us know that we are such a lucky city, and we are lucky because people around their world make their way to fraction, find hopey until the city they know that we celebrate our diversity and find strength in the different cultures that pretend together and now, i ask you also to bring me talent from the arab america communities to make me and help me lune run the city. yes, it's incredible. union, i think i can talk about how wonderful diversity is, but we have to get the talent from our communities to represent all of the different thing that we do in the city. and you know, tonight, even though there is something called a baseball game out there, but these wonderful events that we have in the city whether it's america's cup whether it's fleet week, whether it's th
Nov 19, 2012 9:00pm PST
in his diplomatic capacity, ambassador stevens brought a profound and prolific knowledge of arab world and middle east to his assignment. his exemplary gift for making personal connections was invaluable as his role as specific representative and ambassador to one of the most complex and challenging regions of the world. therefore as we join in recognizing ambassador stevens am myself midst a sober outpouring of praise from his family, colleagues, fellow americans and the leaders of this nation, we remember also that chris stevens was beloved by many libyans as well. therefore on behalf of the residents of northern california and our entire state, we join president barack obama, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton, democratic leader nancy pelosi and expensive network of people in saluting ambassador chris stevens who will be remembered for his strong sense of dignity, his humility and his generous service to others. he will be truly missed by all who loved him and by all he served throughout the magnitude of his life's work. thank you for this honor. [applause] >>> members
Oct 31, 2012 11:00pm EDT
east and the islamic world as well. he spent some time there were years at the united arab emirates is a research at the emirates under four research and wrote a voluminous study of the issue of the three islands that are occupied by iran. and they became occupied on december 1, 1971. one of the three islands that the iranians occupied was smaller than the ship or naval vessel that occupied it. it has been a controversial issue ever since. it was part of the united arab emirates policy. doctor thomas mattair. >> thank you very much, john. i look forward to doing this. i appreciate the invitation. i especially look forward to it because i don't have to make a formal mark. i think this is a very well-chosen topic in a very well-chosen panel. because we are about to have an election for the presidency. whoever becomes president will have a very important decision to make. we should evaluate how successful we have been and what shortcomings need to be corrected. the reason the panel is well-chosen is because you're going to hear certain point of view on this topic. they obviously involv
Nov 8, 2012 7:30pm PST
, and the west bank, which would be palestine- would be some kind of joint jewish and arab state. this provoked again another big argument within the settlement then in the land of israel among those who said, "only the entirety of the land," and those who said, "well, better some of it rather than the entire bit." and then the six day war is just another phase in this ongoing argument. the same argument went on also in 1948, and the decision to the partition the land again into two states- a jewish state and a palestinian state. and in 1967, following the six day war, when israel occupied the west bank, the issue became an issue again. do we see the west bank as part of the state of israel, or not? this is of course speaking from the israeli point of view. so this has been an ongoing debate within zionism. now its unique religious flavor is really a matter of the past 25 years, where the question of the status of the west bank was viewed also by some groups in religious terms- that is to say, some of the religious zionists saw the project- the zionists said, "it's not only the c
Nov 12, 2012 12:35am EST
middle east in the aftermath of the arab spring. >> this was part of a national security council friday. this is an hour. >> thank you for this stimulating conference so far. like america, i am awash in debt. it is time to make good on those promises. to shibly tilami whom i've had the pleasure of seeing, i'm owing you a way overdue thank you. professor tilami is a distinguished former advisor -- current advisor to many government agencies, u.s. leaders and diplomats, and he is a prolific and best-selling author. let me quote from the top of his web site at the university of maryland where he is the anwar sadat professor of peace. "i have always believed good scholarship can be relevant and cons consequential for public policy. it is possible to affect public policy without being an advocate. to be passionate about peace without losing analytical power. to be moved by what is just while conceding that no one has a monopoly on justice." i think our other scholars and our world affairs council college shares that sentiment. jinan reed is a associate professor of sociology and health at du
Nov 6, 2012 9:00am PST
a bus, which is a great idea. we had an arab guide who was magnificent and saved us mucho dollars- or shekels, i should say- over there, and may have saved our lives in a couple of instances by knowing where to go. when we were moved through- he knew through networking within his own community where the hot spots are. for instance, one week it was possible to go to bethlehem, which is in palestinian areas, but certain things were happening and he would know a couple days later, "not safe; don't go there." just some really- we got so over into the west bank that we could actually see jordan, and yet we were able to move through communities in the palestinian territories with all the machine guns and those things you've seen- you know, the towers and the places where the palestinians are stopping- we managed to move through those kinds of tense situations with minimum hassle. so i'm very glad to be back and alive. but the key thing is what we were able to accomplish. with our incredible contacts, we went directly to nazareth. and actually, networking is an amazing thing, because the
Oct 31, 2012 7:30pm PDT
, basically, this is- in arabic terms, this is called the mihrab and this faces towards kaaba. so a muslim is prescribed that whenever he stands in worship to god, he must stand facing towards mecca, or kaaba, which is mecca in saudi arabia. so this is anywhere we will go, wherever the muslims will be or will be worshiping, individually or collectively, they will always face towards kaaba, which is mecca in saudi arabia. this is a beautiful way of always telling that this is the focal point. so muslims from all over the world, wherever they are- you know, south of mecca or north of mecca or east of mecca, west of mecca- they will always face towards mecca in their worship prayer. and this is obligatory- without this, worship prayer is not considered as worship prayer prescribed by islam. in the same way, this facing towards mecca and the gestures, as you mentioned, they are basically following the tradition as the prophet mohammed did it, and as he was taught by god. so that's why that if you ask any muslim the question that when you do worship prayer, why do you bow down and go to prostratio
Nov 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
east jerusalem because the city was divided into a jewish and an arab city. and in 1967, the six-day war happened when the israelis invaded jerusalem and conquered it. we have lived under the israeli occupation ever since, always longing to go back to our ancestral homes. >> and my father's story that we left the home that he was born in and his father, etc., always was with us. >> whenever i walk here i feel as though i'm walking with a shiver in my body. like i feel at home. they used to have the stables down there. and actually, this is my father's room right there. for threes three years i would say easily 50-year-old trees. because my father, when he came here, he said he remember when they left here they were a little bit taller than him. >> i was born the first generation to be born outside our house. to take someone's home is like worse than ripping their heart away from their body. >> i took david to meet my childhood friend. he and i went to the same school. i went afterwards to the united states, and he went to greece to study denyivityry, but he returned to jerusalem -- d
Nov 25, 2012 1:15pm EST
arab emirates publicly pronounced they were happy to see the british leave. and under the guise of the persian gulf for the local powers, they publicly profess they didn't want the united states to replace them. in private, on the other hand, the arab small emirates along the southern coast of the gulf war petrified. for 150 years they had enjoyed a certain degree of british protection, and the small emirates and their leaders in diplomatic gatherings, small intimate gatherings, made offers to both london and washington to offer financial incentives for the british or the americans to stay. what were they afraid of? well, they were afraid of their giant neighbor the north, iran, that since world war ii had really -- really since most of the 20th century had been attempting to reexert the influence in the region that they had enjoyed in previous centuries. and they were also fearful -- the arabs were -- of some of their own neighbors. many of the arab states harbored border disputes with their neighbors. some claiming the territory of the others, some claiming the islands in between
Nov 13, 2012 6:30pm PST
ministers and members of the arab league discuss the syrian . the lenders in charge of patching up the eurozone have gone head to head in a very public disagreement on the best way to deal with grease. >> at a meeting in brussels, the head of imf and -- the heads of the imf and eurozone clashed over when greece should reduce its debt. >> but they did at least agree on a few things -- above all the grece could have at least two years to cut deficit. >> it is a question of how much progress greece can realistically be expected to make in a particular amount of time. >> greece's international lenders were playing down their differences the morning after the clash over athens' debts. the imf wants greece to achieve its lower ratio by 2020 while the eu foreign ministers want to allow the country two more years. >> there's no disagreement between the imf and the euro group, but the way forward is difficult. even if we agree on a target date, we have to figure out how to get there. >> the group's help long negotiations of the matter, but the head of the imf remains adamant that greece sho
Nov 30, 2012 12:00pm PST
the most experienced diplomats in the world. he's deeply familiar with arab affairs. during the 198 0s he was undersecretary general of arab league. in the 1990s he served as algeria's foreign minister. after that he was special envoy to afghanistan and then to iraq post saddal hussein. when he became envoy to syria earlier this year he described his mission as quote nearly impossible. he is in new york this week to report to the united nations and security council on that mission and on the situation in syria. i'm pleased to have him back at this table, welcome. >> thank you very much. >> rose: you must be exhausted. >> i'm all right. >> rose: what will you say to the united nations. >> you know what, i'm going to tell them what i have been saying all along about the situation in syria is extremely bad. and dangerous. and getting worse. until now nobody has found a way of bringing it under control. we know that this is part of the arab spring. we know that change is coming. but as i think you know very well, this arab spring has been surprising all the time, when moving from sun surpr
Nov 4, 2012 11:30pm PST
christopher stevens? he said everybody knew christopher stevens. he was our leader, fluent in arabic, constructive, positive, doing something, he was our leader. this spontaneous practically eruption from him. he was a foreign service officer. anybody who has served with a foreign service as i did as the secretary of state knows, what a very special group of people this is. they are very able people. dedicated. they work hard for our country. chris was extraordinary and stood out. i thought what image can i think of that might express our way of thinking about him. i thought of the great seal of our republic. i don't know how many of you have ever looked carefully at it. the center is an eagle. in one talon the eagle is holding an olive branch. the eagle is looking at the olive branch to show that the united states will always seek peace. the other talon, the eagle is holding arrows to show that the united states understands if you will be effective and successful in seeking peace, you must be strong. let me expand. because it only only peace but a better kind. the elimination of pov
Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
no small part because the arab awakening created a chilling effect on both sides. for one, you know, you look at the rise of political islam all around us, and see if he were to take a step towards israelis -- excuse me -- there's bound to be a backlash against him. just an example of that, he gave an interview to channel 2 of israel a week ago in which he was asked a question about, you know, would he return to the home where he was born in israel, and he said, no, he would not go back, and that was taken to mean that in effect, he was giving up on the palestinians issue right of return. now, for israeli, the issue of right of return means no israel. if all palestinians can return, there's no israel, and for pal stippians, the right of return has been a kind of the guiding spirit of the national movement. it's what the plo was built on, and, obviously, it's an issue you have to resolve, and built into that was the assumption that, you know, they could have, could return to the own state, not israel, and there would be compensation. that's effectively what we offered in the year 200
Nov 26, 2012 1:15am EST
manage their withdrawal, many arab emirates announced they were happy to see the british leave. and did a guy is of the persian gulf they profess they did not want the united states to replace them. in private the era of small emirates along the coast were petrified. 150 years they had enjoyed a certain degree of british protection and those and their leaders made offers to both london and washington to offer financial incentives for the british and americans to stay. they were afraid of the giant neighbor to the north north, i ran that since world war ii had been attempting to reassert the influence that they had enjoyed in previous centuries and fearful of their own neighbors. many arab states harbored border disputes some claim the territory some claiming the island's in between. so what was the year but was to come in the absence of the hegemonic british presence of those those are most often erred in private and nonpublic. >>host: when the u.s. stepped up what was our success, failures? >>guest: with regard to the gulf 1971 when britain sale the way to set the country's three, for
Nov 21, 2012 12:00am PST
seriousness of it. i think it's a wakeup call for the moderate arab nations and i think it's going to be a point of decision for egypt. either egypt is going to be able to negotiate an arrangement whereby these missiles stop and there is some incentive for egypt to really take a position to handle what has been a very fanatical and smart terrorist organization. united states holds hamas as a terrorist organization, and i also think that this may well open an opportunity to be able to look again at a two-state solution. i mean, this has to be solved. it goes on and on and on and this isn't the middle east before the arab spring. we're now going into the arab winter with instability, with a tumultuous situation in a number of countries in that area, so moderate arab countries have to come out and lead, and particularly the biggest one of all, which is egypt. we will see. >> it's a very complex situation for the new president, morsi, isn't it? because on the one hand, you have arabs baying for blood, quite literally saying listen, the israelis are slaughtering over 100 now palestinian
Nov 4, 2012 8:00am PST
that today, but just assume i'm right. jim zogby is a singular voice in helping understand the arab perspective and was on our enormously interesting panel just a year ago entitled "9/11: the next 10 years." we're also happy to have tom gjelten, i teased him by calling him mr. martha raddatz, who is an esteemed correspondent for npr and was reporting live from the pentagon the moment it was hit on 9/11. martha raddatz is one of my role models for her brilliance, professionalism, and unflinching readiness to go anywhere and do anything to get the story. she will be chairing the very important vice presidential debate, by the way, in just a few weeks and i'm sure it will be carried live on npr. and finally we are delighted -- i didn't mention, did i? i -- have i covered everybody? no. mike hayden. how did i forget mike hayden? that's impossible. so i mentioned that he was trying to be very helpful during the evolution of the very difficult times after 9/11. and i recall one moment that i do want to expand on and that is calling him on a saturday after the president, president bush, ha
Nov 20, 2012 8:00am PST
about to be dried on the paper. but as you say, hamas has had the benefit of this post-arab spring support from arab leaders. they're all coming into gaza to stand shoulder to shoulder and in support of hamas and giving hamas, which the west would like to see isolated, giving hamas this legitimacy, unlike any previous arab leaders and they're also though pushing for this cease-fire. so trying to use their leverage in that way. >> christiane amanpour, our cnn international anchor and the global affairs anchor. thanks. we're getting some news in from cnn's reza sayah right now. he's joining us live from the egypt/gaza border. reza, what are you learning? >> reporter: wolf, obviously we're talking about the possibility of a truce and a cease-fire in the coming hours, about you we just got some emphatic, very loud reminders that the fighting continues. right behind us is the rafah border crossing. about two minutes ago at least three or four huge explosions. we can't independently verify what these explosions are, but we can tell you for the past two days that we've been here, we've he
Nov 12, 2012 8:30am EST
policy. and later, a look at the aftermath of the arab spring including the ongoing syrian civil war and the challenges facing egypt after its revolution. >> later today, singers and musicians roger daltrey and pete townsend of the who will be at the national press club to talk about the program they co-founded to help improve the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer. they'll also discuss their plans for a new initiative called teen cancer america. it aims to set up hospitals and medical centers in the strategic areas across the country. see their remarks live beginning at 1 p.m. eastern over on c-span. >> you're watching c-span2 with politics and public atears. weak dies fee you are -- weekdays featuring live coverage of the senate and every weekend the latest nonfiction authors and books on booktv. you can see past programs and get our schedule at our web site, and you can join in the conversation on social media sites. >> former national security adviser stephen hadley was among the speakers at a recent conference focusing on national security challenges facing the
Nov 11, 2012 10:15am EST
arab storm that had hit egypt and tunisia, yemen, bahrain and libya. he gave an interview in january to a good friends of mine, jay sol low moan, with "the wall street journal" where he said syria was immune from the arab spring. some of the mouthpieces for the regime in february and march were publishing articles in syrian forums that were supportive of the protesters in egypt and tunisia, and there was a contrast made that they authoritarian leaders who were lackeys of the united states and israel, were out of touch with the youth ask the populations in their countries, whereas the president of syria was a young 45 at the time. he was a computer nerd. he liked the technological toys of the west. he was in touch with the syrian population. he certainly was not a lackey of the united states, and israel. in fact he was supported of hezbollah, amass, iran, and other groups and states, that had a lot of street credibility in the arab world. so they thought it would pass them over. in fact i know that president bashar had mentioned -- commissioned three studies in february and march before
Nov 20, 2012 10:00am EST
the area. >> do we know they are reporters? we know they speak arabic. >> we know they are reporters. do we know they are objective is? that is a different question. thus we do not. >> we have almost given up in our own country. it is still possible to pick of the new york times, to listen to npr, to watch the news hour. the outlook is there. my old friend says, is dull. sometimes i say, you are a little too daring. but is there. there is still good journalism being committed. the good journalists cannot help it if the public seems to be moving in other directions. i am making the point, and i do not know if i am wishing for this to happen, but i think it will only happen when people realize how devastating the consequences are of not having objective journalism. >> do you know clark kent? >> know him well. we have on occasion use the same phone booth. >> clark kent is no longer the reporter for the daily planet. >> what does he do now? >> he is a blogger. >> where does he change? >> probably in the curator's kitchen. that is an indication of how profoundly different journalism is fr
Nov 20, 2012 9:00pm EST
arabic means the ever-flowing spring. it's address, here in amman, jordan was a post office box. it's telephone number, a mobile phone. the principal was a mysterious iraqi by the name of naer jumaili. and a half a billion dollars in iraqi defense funds would eventually find their way into his private account at the housing bank of jordan. the person who knows the most about the case is judge radhi al radhi, who in 2004 was iraq's commissioner of public integrity. it was his job to prosecute official corruption in iraq, and it may have been the most dangerous job in the country. twice tortured and imprisoned under saddam hussein, he received death threats from both the insurgents and from corrupt officials. seven of his people had been killed. >> do you have body guards? >> [speaking arabic ] >> yes. >> how many? >> [speaking arabic ] >> 30. >> lots of people would like to see you dead. >> [speaking arabic ] >> i don't care. that's their problem. >> you don't care? >> i do not care. >> judge radhi was more than happy to walk us through the case. aside from the hundreds of millions of
Nov 20, 2012 1:00am PST
both are fluent in arabic, obviously you've been talking to people in the marketplace. for regular life for people, and i think we just saw the skylight up, just saw another explosion off in the distance there, pretty distant because not a huge sound. regular life here has pretty much ground to a halt as it has on the israeli side of the border in these border towns. >> reporter: it most certainly has. and you walk through the streets -- >> reporter: and again, you probably picked up that one. that was actually a little bit closer. it almost sounds like rolling thunder kind of echoing in this densely populated city. go on. >> reporter: it sounds like that, experiences like this that have effectively driven people indoors because they do believe as if they have no way to keep themselves safe other than try to stay well inside. you drive through the streets here at any time of day, and they are completely deserted, especially after dark when people tell us that that is when the strikes are really intensifying. when you drive through here during the day, you feel as if you're almost in any
Nov 23, 2012 7:30am PST
the still concrete of columns. i am for the transcription of the arabic. in the morning, he howled the song in the name of his father, perhaps new fathers weep at the birth of their sons. do not cry for leila or for him, but drink the red wine and grow your love doublely, one for the ruby in the cup, the other for its rouge on your cheek. bombs rape the eyes of the sleeping assyrian gods. as if it were only a sand box, a few worthless grains of sand. i'll cut for you the last swathe of blue from the sky, sever my and if you'll let me, but for 5 minutes more, leave me to sleep without the knowledge of war. a kanun weeps near the funeral of music. having been occupied, notes mourn for the loss of their song. i am for a concert of horses, the origin of gazelle leapt up from the heart of al gubungi. have you made small steps into the desert within us or listened for the gutterals longed deep within our throats, you would have come bearing gifts. i have nothing in red that i would not abide in green. el batanabi wrote the heart of our silken tanab, what need have we for you? no poem has eve
Nov 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
through now and how they will think about the west. the international community, their arab brothers, the reins, the russians, the chinese, the united states, and just about everyone else. even if this might be over in the next year or so, it will definitely not be over for those children. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. ambassador? >> i agree with most of what i heard from our panel today. although not surprisingly i don't agree with everything. i think professor david lesch has great insight into bashar al-assad, and i agree with this analysis of the man. i think he came in thinking he could shake the regime, and instead he became a creature of the regime. you know, comparing him to michael corleone, he gives them too much credit for his savvy and his smarts. but in one sense he is like michael corleone because he came and believing he could reform an incredibly corrupt and truly mafia like system, and he found it very quickly that he was, if you was to remain in power he couldn't do it. and we can speculate whether he wanted to take a softer approach than some of those around
Nov 10, 2012 7:00am EST
, tunisians are consumed with tunisian politics. there's still this sense of a common arab identity and this common arab story, but it's not nearly as intense at the -- it's not manifesting in quite the same way now. the other part of it is that bad things spread as well as good things. there's much more sectarianism now coming out of syria and bahrain. saw a survey showing there's higher numbers of egyptians who say shia shouldn't be considered real muslims than there are in iraq, and iraq just went through a sectarian civil war, and most egyptians have probably never seen a shia in their life. so sectarianism, those kinds of things, are also being spread through, through these media channels. >> yeah. i think on, you know, the unification issue, um, i agree that there's diversity, and you will find, you know, libya, tunisia, everywhere else will be focused on issues. only about a third across the board identify with this state as the first choice of identity. and most still identify themselves either muslim or arab first. really it's muslim arab. so you've got, in essence, you know, w
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